Without fungi the terrestrial ecosystems of planet Earth would not work. Fungi are the major decomposers of dead plants, releasing nutrients and feeding plants with water and mineral nutrients.

LYNNE BODDY, Professor at the Cardiff School of Biosciences, states, “Further, so far as man is directly concerned, they produce many life-saving pharmaceuticals, foods and beverages, novel compounds, bio-control agents and much more besides. It is a joy to communicate this both to student audiences and to the public at large.”

 

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